Saturday, 23 September, 2017

New Amazon Fire TV Leaked with Alexa Speaker

New Amazon Fire TV devices coming later this year, with 4K HDR and Echo functionality Two new Amazon Fire TV models just leaked, and one doubles as an Echo
Velma Reese | 12 September, 2017, 01:12

Stay tuned for more news regarding Amazon's upcoming Fire TV models.

Owners of the older Fire TV and the Fire TV Stick could interact with Alexa - but only by pressing a button on their remote controls and only when those devices were connected to an external speaker that was turned on. This device will support 4K and HDR, and leaked specs put its performance above the current-generation Fire TV Stick, but below the current-generation Fire TV box. It's now unknown when Amazon plans to launch its refreshed Fire TV devices, but interestingly enough the new Fire TV Stick looks to have taken some inspiration from Google's 2nd Gen. Chromecast, as it sports a similarly-styled HDMI plug that dangles at the end of cord instead of being one solid unit.

But the biggest news here involves additional features included in the new cube-shaped version of Fire TV.

The new mid-tier Fire TV, which is the unreleased "AFTN" device whose leaked benchmark I discovered earlier this year, will join the Fire TV lineup as a new third model.

Win at Ohio State a critical moment for Mike Stoops, Oklahoma defense
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The new Fire TV devices' support for 4K and HDR and their Alexa capabilities could help them better compete with the new Apple TV. It will have microphones (so you can speak with Alexa), a speaker (for music and responses), and even an LED light that mimics the top of the Echo, according to the report.

With two new Amazon devices and a new Apple TV en route, it's only a matter of time before we have another all-out streaming box battle.

On top of the device are the exact same buttons found on the Echo Dot. Although there are no technical details available (i.e. core count, clock speeds, RAM size), we do know that this will be a "Jack of All Trades" device with a cube-like shape. A pair of volume buttons control the built-in speaker, a mute button allows you to disable the microphones, and an action button lets you manually trigger Alexa.

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